Die Getrouheidswaarborgfonds Vir Prokureurs, Notarisse en Aktevervaardigers is 'n instelling waarop ons in Suid-Afrika met reg trots kan wees. Nie alleen is dit een van die oudstes in die wêreld nie maar dit is ook, sover ons weet, die enigste fonds van sy soort wat nog altyd alle eise onmiddellik en ten volle betaal het. Verskeie Amerikaanse state en Europese lande het geen getrouheidswaarborgfondse nie en die wat daar wel is, voer 'n sukkelbestaan. Oral oor die wêreld word ons beny vir die sterkte en reputasie van ons fonds.
We are so accustomed to our own methods of administering justice and our own rules of procedure and evidence that it is difficult for us to see the faults inherent in our system. Even when what we consider a miscarriage of justice occurs, and some criminal secures an acquittal by sheltering in one of the friendly dugouts for which our law of evidence is notorious, we shrug our shoulders. The referee has given a forward pass just when we were about to score; we may even curse a bit under our breath - and then we pat ourselves on the back for being sportsmen and playing the game according to the rules.
The first court Prior to 1539 all criminals were tried inside the prison - the notorious Newgate prison which stood for over 800 years. In the records of Newgate there is an 11 th century reference to it as the Heynhouse (hateful) gaol. The prison took its name from the New Gate which formed part of the Roman wall encircling the City of London. Running parallel to the wall was ""Deadman's Walk"" along which condemned men took their final steps to keep their appointment with the hangman.
Investigation has shown that the National Institute for Road Safety, being an institute within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, is doing research of a scientific and valuable nature into the causation of road accidents. It has not been possible in the time available to make a proper evaluation of the size, efficiency and scope of the National Institute for Road Safety, but it undoubtedly constitutes the appropriate type of organization for this kind of research.